The History of the Life of Jonathan Wild, the Great

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Сторінка l - ... that wherever any person taketh money or reward directly or indirectly under pretence or upon account of helping any person or persons to any stolen goods or chattels, every such person...
Сторінка 280 - Great been hanged, it would not in the least have diminished my respect to his memory. Provided a hero in his life doth but execute a sufficient quantity of mischief ; provided he be but well and heartily cursed by the widow, the orphan, the poor, and the...
Сторінка 295 - ... join the general voice in applause on this occasion, there were not wanting some who maligned this completion of glory, which was now about to be fulfilled to our hero, and endeavoured to prevent it by knocking him on the head as he stood under the tree, while the ordinary was performing his last office. They therefore began to batter the cart with stones, brickbats, dirt, and all manner of mischievous weapons, some of which erroneously playing on the robes of the ecclesiastic, made him so expeditious...
Сторінка 194 - ... yet, if thou hast any penetration, thou must have had some occasions to admire both the solemnity of countenance in the actor, and the gravity in the spectator, while some of those farces are carried on, which are acted almost daily in every village in the kingdom. He must have a very despicable opinion of mankind indeed, who can conceive them to be imposed on as often as they appear to be so.
Сторінка 97 - Why then should any Man wish to be a Prig, or where is his GREATNESS? I answer, in his Mind: 'Tis the inward Glory, the secret Consciousness of doing great and wonderful Actions...

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